Aic23 Santos Nikki

Nikki Santos

Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth, The Aspen Institute

Nikki Santos is executive director at the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, where she was previously acting director, associate director, and a program manager. Before that, she served in several capacities at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, including student success program director, leader of federal-tribal relations, and student outreach coordinator. She also worked at the National Indian Gaming Association. A member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and descendent of chiefs including Chief Spokane, Santos’s passion is supporting Native youth and youth-led programming. Her service includes the Partnership with Native Americans Board of Directors, the Aspen Institute’s Forum on Women and Girls (co-chair) and K12 Climate Action initiative, Doris Duke Charitable Fund’s Indigenous Peoples Portfolio, REI’s Co-Op Action Fund, Pinterest Inclusion Advisory Council, and the Miss Indian World Pageant Gathering of Nations Pow-wow.

Thank you for signing up!

Please provide a valid email address.

Please provide a valid email address.
aerial 2019 campus
Sign up to receive the latest news from Aspen Ideas.